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ATHE Announces Finalists for Awards

Friday, June 5, 2020  
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Vice President for Awards Dassia Posner and the awards committee are pleased to announce the finalists for the Outstanding Book, Excellence in Editing, Jane Chambers Excellence in Feminist Playwriting, and Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting Awards.

This finalist announcement is new to the ATHE awards process this year. Our goal, both now and into the future, is to provide a formal and public way to celebrate truly outstanding works and to highlight the broad range of excellence in our field.

Shortly before the start of this summer's virtual conference in July, Vice President Posner and the awards committee will announce the winners of all of this year’s awards.

All finalists are listed alphabetically by author last name. The cover image for each book is linked to more information.

Outstanding Book 

Jennifer Buckley

Beyond Text: Theater and Performance in Print after 1900

University of Michigan Press, 2019


Julie Burelle

Encounters on Contested Lands: Indigenous Performances of Sovereignty and Nationhood in Québec

Northwestern University Press, 2019 


Book CoverAparna Bhargava Dharwadker

A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1850 to the Present

Oxford University Press, 2019


Samuel N. Dorf

Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930

Oxford University Press, 2019


Donatella Galella

America in the Round: Capital, Race, and Nation at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage

University of Iowa Press, 2019


Daphne Lei

Uncrossing the Borders: Performing Chinese in Gendered (Trans)Nationalism

University of Michigan Press, 2019 


Laura L. Mielke

Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence, and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum United States

University of Michigan Press, 2019


Tavia Nyong’o

Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

New York University Press, 2019


Jennifer Linhart Wood

Sounding Otherness in Early Modern Drama and Travel: Uncanny Vibrations in the English Archive

Palgrave MacMillan, 2019


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Excellence in Editing (Individual Achievement)

Natalie Alvarez,
Claudette Lauzon, and Keren Zaiontz, editors

Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions in the Americas

Palgrave Macmillan, 2019


Jean Graham-Jones, editor

Lola Arias: Re-enacting Life

Performance Research Books, 2019


Kelly Howe,
Julian Boal, and
José Soeiro, editors

The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed

Routledge, 2019


Alissa Mello,
Claudia Orenstein, and Cariad Astles, editors

Women and Puppetry: Critical and Historical Investigations

Routledge, 2019


Theron Schmidt, editor

Agency: A Partial History of Live Art

Intellect Books, 2019


Konstantinos Thomaidis, editor

What is New in Voice Training?

Special Issue of Theatre, Dance and Performance Training
Vol. 10, no. 3, December 2019

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Jane Chambers Excellence in Feminist Playwriting
Rae Binstock
  Pauline David-Sax
How We Survived
  Steph Del Rosso
The Gradient
Val Dunn
Down in the Holler
  Morgan Gould
Nicole Clark is Having a Baby
  Katherine Koller
Jenny Grace Makholm
  Lara Miller
  Winter Miller
Spare Rib 
Rachel Luann Strayer
The Last Daughter

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Judith Royer Excellence in Playwriting
John J Caswell Jr.
Wet Brain
  Adrienne Dawes
Teen Dad
  Steve Gold
Women and Guns
Charles Green
  Exal Iraheta
They Could Give No Name
  Matthew Cole Kelly
We Victorians
Alex Moon
  Eliana Pipes
Dream Hou$e
  Eric Henry Sanders
Lyra Yang
Paper Dream
  Steven Young

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